Bird & Bird bolsters French corporate team with the appointment of Nicolas Morelli

01 December 2015

Joining from French firm Aramis, where he was Head of Restructuring & Insolvency, Nicolas was also previously Counsel at Freshfields.

His expertise covers all stages of restructuring, from consensual workouts to litigation involving distressed companies, particularly financial and industrial restructurings. His practice covers insolvency law, both as an advisor and as a litigator. In addition, Nicolas has a strong expertise in complex commercial litigation.

Also joining is Céline Nézet, a senior associate who has worked with Nicolas since 2007, and has 8 years' experience, as well as Magedeline Mounir a junior lawyer who joined Nicolas' team in November 2014.

Benjamine Fiedler, Head of France commented: "We are delighted to welcome Nicolas to our team. His recruitment will add a level of skill and reputation to the Bird & Bird Paris office, and create an integrated and dedicated restructuring department which will cut across the firm's client base."

Gildas Louvel, Head of the French Corporate Group commented: "I look forward to working with Nicolas. Having such a high-quality individual in place will strengthen our overall corporate offering and help continue to build this practice, in line with our strategy."

Nicolas added: "It is exciting to join the Bird & Bird team, a firm whose values of collaborative work and excellence are in line with my own. I am keen to develop my practice in both restructuring and commercial litigation further from an international platform."